Aisha Cooper
Daisy Rutstein, Ph.D.

Dr. Daisy Rutstein is a Senior Associate at edCount and contributes to edCount’s organizational objectives through intellectual engagement, technical expertise, and management of staff and company resources. She plans and implements methods, techniques, and skills to complete projects in a timely and cost-effective manner, prepares high-quality reports, and develops corporate knowledge.

Dr. Rutstein has worked over 15 years supporting educational research efforts. Prior to joining edCount, Dr. Rutstein served as Principal Educational Researcher in SRI Internationals’ Education Division, where she led the assessment group. Dr. Rutstein’s work focused on the application of Evidence-Centered Design (ECD) to develop classroom and large-scale assessments, particularly in the area of hard to measure constructs. Her recent work has been focused on the areas of science and designing assessments aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards and computer science with a focus on computational thinking. She was the lead developer for the Principled Assessment of Computational Thinking (PACT) project which includes a suite of assessments aligned to the Exploring Computer Science Curriculum. Most recently, she was the Principal Investigator on a project for developing formative assessments for grade 1 science, and Co-Principal Investigator on a project for developing middle school formative assessments aligned with Computer Science standards related to algorithms and programming. She has designed, developed, and validated assessments for mathematics and ELA.

Daisy received her Ph.D. in Measurement, Statistics, and Evaluation from the University of Maryland, her M.A. in Mathematics and B.A. in Mathematics and Computer Science, both from the University of California, Santa Cruz.